Bartender Certification Course

Bartender Certification Course $699


The Bartender Certification Course at Metropolitan Bartending School will show you how to market yourself as a professional bartender, secure a job, make great tips, professionally serve guests and keep an organized bar. You will leave Metropolitan confident. and ready for the workforce!

Program Description:

Most of your time will be spent behind our bar, working through concepts, recipes & guest service techniques hands-on. During the practical section of the course, you will learn:

  • Classic & current pouring techniques
  • Speed & accuracy techniques
  • Proper use of bartending tools & glassware
  • Prepare garnishes for cocktails
  • Touchscreen POS computer sales training
  • Aprox. 100 cocktail, shot & hot drink recipes
  • How to be efficient
  • Working through small & large drink orders
  • Proper shaking, straining, layering & muddling techniques
  • Pouring draft beer
  • Dealing with draft beer systems & kegs
  • Working as part of a team
  • Taking cash & processing credit cards

A small percentage of time will be dedicated to theory in our classroom setting, covering topics such as:

  • Basics of most popular spirits & liqueurs
  • How to deliver great customer service
  • Suggestive selling techniques
  • Tip strategies – maximize your tips
  • Balancing your end of night cash out
  • British Columbia liquor laws
  • Writing a resume that gets noticed
  • How to get your first bartending job
  • Tips to impress at interviews

Class Schedule

Weekday Classes:

  • 1pm – 5pm
  • Tuesday to Thursday
  • for 2 weeks

Weeknight Classes:

  • 6pm – 10pm
  • Tuesday to Thursday
  • for 2 weeks

Weekend Classes:

  • 11am – 5pm
  • Saturday & Sunday
  • for 2 weeks

(24 hours total class time)

The Complete 24 Hour Bartending Certification Course

  • (weekday, weeknight, or weekend classes avail)
  • 24 hours of hands on practical training
  • 80% hands on – You Working Behind Our Bar
  • Lifetime Access To Job Centre – New Jobs Added Weekly
  • Touch Screen POS & Cash Handling Training
  • Training Guarantee – Free Re-Takes For Life At Any Location
  • Resume and job training
  • The 70 page textbook & all materials provided
  • Internationally recognized certificate



Our Ultimate Package Deal.

(weekday, weeknight, or weekend classes avail)

The Complete 24 Hour Bartending Certification Course and everything that comes along with it ($699 value)

  • 1 Night Advanced Bartending Seminar ($125 Value)
  • 1 Night Wine Tasting Seminar ($125 Value)
  • 1 Day Flair Bartending Seminar ($125 Value)
  • BC Govt Serving It Right Certificate ($35 Value)

Total Value – $1109

Masters Package – Unavailable

Lifetime Course Access Guarantee

When you register for Metropolitan Bartending School’s professional certifications, you’re going to get all the expert training, information, and one-on-one assistance you need to start a successful and lucrative career as a bartender.

But in an ever-changing industry, it’s important to stay on top and continually refine your skills to keep your customers happy and the tips flowing.

That’s why we include lifetime access to our Bartending Certification program. Even after you complete the course and go out and get a job, or just want to repeat some of the classes anytime, you’re welcome to come back at any time for refresher courses that will keep you at the top of your game… absolutely free.

But that’s not our only Guarantee….

60-Day Get-a-Job Guarantee

Your investment today is protected by our 60-day career guarantee. Here’s how it works:

If you complete your course and follow our proven system and you STILL don’t get a job within the first 3 months of finishing up at Metropolitan for whatever reason…

We will give you a FREE one-on-one coaching session where we will go over your resume, and generate a list of places to target for employment, and a specific plan on how to proceed.

Other Highlights Include:

Metropolitan Bartending Guarantee: If for some reason you are not able to complete the entire course, or you just want to come back and brush up on your bartending skills: you can come back, and take some, or all of the Bartender Certified Course again, no charge, for life.

The 70 page textbook, exam, and certificate and taxes are included in the price of the course.

Our instructors are the best in the Vancouver bar scene. They have worked as bartenders all over the world.

Graduates can come back at any time and book a 1 on 1 job search & resume coaching appointment with your instructor.

Why we are absolutely, the best bartending school in Vancouver

Bartending Success Stories:

I loved it! The stories amused me to no end. Working through all the cocktails in the bar every day, making order after order really built my confidence. It was awesome! Learned a lot in a very fun environment, much more than just memorizing from a book. Very enjoyable, money well spent and would recommend to anyone!
Mario L.
I liked how the class was mostly pretty relaxed, and then had a few stressful simulations mixed in, like it would be behind any bar. It was always fun coming to class. Learned so many things besides the drinks, handling cash, keeping track of your inventory and ensuring your guests are having an excellent time, how to use the computer to punch in orders and execute transactions. I am really glad I decided to take this glass. It was awesome and very useful! Thank you!
Robert Y.
I enjoyed the whole experience greatly. A couple friends who had done the program really enjoyed it and recommended it to me, and I would absolutely do the same. The instructor Chad was a really funny guy and his tips on studying, upselling, and general tricks of the trade, I’m sure will prove to be invaluable. I loved the casual atmosphere, and in particular, since there were only 4 of us in the class, the personal attention went a long way. Most of all, I loved the guys in my class, and the whole experience has made me look forward to working my own bar, and interacting with the patrons and guests as well as the staff. The facility looks great. All the tools necessary to learning the functions of being a bartender are there. Great you can come back and brush up, redo classes and tests. Location is nice and easy to get to
Douglas D.